*career planning * promotions * annual review prep * difficult conversations*
1) The Work You Want
By identifying what elements are most important to you – logistically, emotionally, intellectually – we lay the path and create the structure for your search. What are your biggest priorities? Dealbreakers? Your answers may surprise you.
2) Get to Know Your Threads
What are threads? Threads are the things that don’t change about you. The things you do naturally. Your gifts. Using threads as the foundation for your search builds confidence. Knowing your threads simplifies your messaging and creates ease in interviewing. We all have threads – in fact, we can trace them through each job you have ever had. Making a significant career change? Let your threads help.
3) Identify Your Uniqueness
Who are you? Use your threads to know how you do things differently than anyone else. This is what helps you stand out to employers and provides consistency through all of your communications (resume, LinkedIn, networking, interviewing, negotiating salary & promotions). I’m deeply practical and highly inspirational – that’s part of my uniqueness. It showed up whether I was working in Retail, Information Technology, Non-Profit or as an Entrepreneur. I can’t stop doing it – just like my threads, my uniqueness is something that is natural to me and has always been there. We can find yours too.
I use a combination of tools along with my own personal perspective during sessions. The core of my coaching is 1:1 conversations, in person, via phone or over Skype.
I am experienced with and recommend StrengthFinders 2.0, Via, Visual Facilitation and Astrology. (Yes, astrology – see my article on Astrology & Career for more information).
In addition to our session, I provide worksheets and homework.
Do We Fit?
If you are a motivated person who believes your career life can be better, even if you don’t know how – we are a good fit. I work well with people who are ready to see possibilities. I welcome people of all age ranges from college age through those planning for retirement, regardless of industry.